Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pulling Prints

A few weeks ago the store starting carrying Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates. Of course I needed to know all about them and how they work so I could appropriately assist customers. Thus, the 8 x 10 plate came home with me.  ;) I've done similar mono-prints using freezer paper, but the gellipates are quite fun.

Here's a bit from my first time playing around with them.
Using recycled household objects for texture with decorative embossed paper as a "stamp".

Ghost print using decorative embossed paper as a "stamp".

 Trying a bit of masking (my acetate die cut masks didn't work as well as I liked!) 


Pretty basic. I have SO many ideas to try and need much more time to play! Working both at the day job and in my Etsy shops lately leaves me less time for art than I prefer. I'm working on that too!

On a side note, if you're looking for some cool ephemera for your journals or collage work, I've been adding some in my Vintage Shop. 


Have a wonderful weekend! 


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21 comments:

Gloria in CA said...

Haven't tried Gelli plates yet. Everyone seems to be playing with them. Pretty soon I too may try them. Pretty nice job Helen. Like the colors too. Enjoy the weekend ahead, Happy PPF!

Christine said...

Just lovely patterns you created!

Faye said...

Your gelli prints are fantastic. I like the beautiful designs you've created.

Debbie said...

I love my gelli plate, but I'm like you -- it's hard to find time to use it. Your patterns are gorgeous!!

Linda Richardson said...

I havn't seen gelli plates - looks very interesting! And I can soooo sympathise with the juggling day work and being creative! Happy PPF!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

great gelli prints and what a good idea to use embossed paper as a print

Tracey Fletcher King said...

it looks like you had fun with them and i applaud your sacrifice for your future customers!!!

Netty said...

good to see you having fun with the Gelli plate. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Yummy gelli prints....you will have great fun making these into other things. Soon you will have a whole stack....Happy PPF

Adrienne Smith said...

I hear about gelli stuff all over the place, but still have no idea what on earth it is! haha. I guess I should look it up !:) I really love the leafy one!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your Gelli prints look great!
Aren't they such fun to make!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Kim said...

LOVE your Gelli prints! HPPF!

Nic McLean said...

These gelli plates are so popular in art blogland right now and I still have no idea what they are or how they work but I always love seeing the results that people have with them. These look really funky.

Ayala Art said...

The gellis are so addictive lol
beautiful prints!
Happy PPF

soulbrush said...

Although you say these are basic- they sure look good. Happy PPF.

Maria said...

Oh wonderful!

Maria said...

Absolutely lovely! I've never tried working with gelli plates. Very lovely!

bellefrogworks said...

I have a smaller Gelli plate but haven't had the time to play in a while. I know you will have loads of fun with yours - there is so much you can do with them. HPPF

Anne Manda said...

Lovely prints! Yes, I know about the time factor, too... <3

Debbie said...

your prints look wonderful! I haven't bought the gelli plates yet, but it's on my wish list for my birthday! Happy PPF.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Love the color harmony! Very creative work :)

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